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- DescriptionIn the century between 1870 and 1970, about twenty-seven million migrants left Italy to work and live abroad. As a result, the worldwide Italian diaspora reportedly numbers more than sixty million people. Until w, however, there has t been an anthology devoted to the literature of the Italian diaspora that places it in a global context. This landmark volume presents a truly international selection of works by more than seventy Italian-language poets who are writing in countries from Australia to Venezuela. Their poetry is collected here into eleven geographical regions. The history and current state of Italian-language poetry in each region receives a critical overview by a kwledgeable scholar, who also introduces each poet and provides a bibliography of his or her work. All poems appear on facing pages in both Italian and English. Poets of the Italian Diaspora is part of a long-range project, by the editors and contributors, to expand the boundaries of the Italian literary can.
- Author BiographyJoseph Perricone is Professor of Italian Language, Literature and Culture and Comparative Literature in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Fordham University. Luigi Bonaffini is professor of Italian language and literature at Brooklyn College.
- Author(s)Joseph Perricone
- PublisherFordham University Press
- Date of Publication25/01/2014
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFordham University Press
- Weight3 g
- Width3 mm
- Height3 mm
- Spine3 mm
- Edited byJoseph Perricone,Luigi Bonaffini
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